Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. Overall, poor health and a […]

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Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer diagnosis

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Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer diagnosis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, have spoken for the first time about their son’s treatment for cancer. Antonio, now 15, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last September. After treatment at University College Hospital in London, including […]

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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

All pregnant women who go into labour too soon should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection called Group B Strep (GBS), say new guidelines. Hundreds of newborn babies a year in the UK catch it. With prompt treatment, most can make a full recovery. […]

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NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

September 12, 2017 12:40 pm0 comments
NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

Vital health checks should be carried out in shops and at football grounds to diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes, NHS chiefs say. NHS England and Public Health England are urging the novel approach to get more people to come forward for the over-40s checks programme. Only […]

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'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

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'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

There is “surprisingly limited” evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers. They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic since the 1950s and found no convincing proof that a drink or two a week is harmful. The Bristol University team […]

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Psychiatric care is postcode lottery, say medical experts

September 11, 2017 1:09 pm0 comments
Psychiatric care is postcode lottery, say medical experts

There are not enough NHS psychiatrists in some parts of the UK and more should be recruited to improve care, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In Scotland, there are 10 consultant psychiatrists per 100,000 people – but only eight for the same number in England and Northern Ireland, and […]

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Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

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Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

One in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half their patients with sepsis within the recommended time, new figures suggest. Figures from 104 trusts seen by BBC Panorama show 78% of patients are being screened and 63% are getting antibiotics within one hour. Health Secretary Jeremy […]

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'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

September 10, 2017 1:38 pm0 comments
'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

Medical opinions have been ignored in the assessment of NHS payments to patients receiving care, it is claimed. Three health workers said an assessor organisation discounted medical views so some patients were denied NHS care. Norman Lamb MP said England-wide data obtained by the BBC showed a “regional disparity” and […]

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Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn

September 9, 2017 2:23 am0 comments
Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn

NHS staff and terror attack victims and their families have been warned about the risks of using social media in new guidelines issued by NHS England. The guide cautions that internet trolls may subject victims to “vile and upsetting abuse”, as was seen after the Manchester and London terror attacks. […]

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Powerful painkiller use 'doubled in 15 years'

September 8, 2017 2:39 pm0 comments
Powerful painkiller use 'doubled in 15 years'

The use of potentially addictive painkillers across England has doubled in the last 15 years, according to a report by leading public health experts. Researchers found one in 20 people was being prescribed opioid painkillers, such as codeine and tramadol. They also found that drugs were being prescribed for longer […]

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